Contrary to expectations, the Nobel Prize in Medicine went to the Swedish scientist Svante Papau, for his discoveries in human evolution, rather than the developers of the “message RNA” vaccines, which were widely used in the “Covid-19” pandemic, and provided basic insights to our immune system, which makes us unique. Compared to our extinct cousins Neanderthals and Denisovans.
The research of Svante Babu, whose father, the scientist Son Bergstrom, had previously received the award in 1982, to become the first father and son to receive it in the field of medicine, satiate humanity’s desire to know its origins, and answer questions from a sample: What is our relationship with those who preceded us?
And the Nobel Prize committee says in a statement issued yesterday, that Babu was able, through his pioneering research, to achieve something that seems impossible, which is to sequence the genome of a Neanderthal, a relative of extinct humans, and also discovered a previously unknown human being, a “Denisovans”, and most importantly. From this, Papo also found that gene transfer occurred from the now-extinct hominins to Homo sapiens after migrating out of Africa some 70,000 years ago.